looking at countries that jout perform us, finland, south korea, singapore, they're getting the best and brightest to go into education. we want to replicate that. five years from now i would like the best teaching workforce in the world. that's what we're committed to doing. >> let's give you hard statistics, however. we're in an economic downturn. in the 2010-2011 school district, 80% of the schools in the country will eliminate as many as 27,000 jobs. that doesn't look like the most promising job market to a lot of people trying to assess for their immediate future, maybe. >> well, it's a little bit tough short term. today, tom, if you look at teach.gov, there are a couple thousand teacher jobs available today. in january we have another set of folks retiring. there will be many more job opportunities. as the economy bounces back, you'll see the numbers change. we have to look over the horizon. big picture, we're going to need a million new teachers. this is going to be a booming sector of the economy. great, great jobs for individuals committed to making a difference.